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by SA_SA_SA
19 Apr 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1189

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

a nutted wheel can exert a much higher clamping force and the end of the axle is much less likely to bend too. You would feel a proper Charlie if you snapped the end of someone's QR skewer.... But I thought it was the derailleur hanger (ie an integral part of the frame) that was being bent: I don;t...
by SA_SA_SA
18 Apr 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1189

Re: Derailleur Hanger alignment tool ?

Brucey wrote:.....Needless to say if one of a party has a nutted wheel, it takes a bit longer but you can do a 'proper fix' using the wheel as a tool....

Why would a nutted wheel make a difference?
by SA_SA_SA
10 Apr 2019, 12:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why plastic rim tape edges not feathered?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Why plastic rim tape edges not feathered?

Brucey wrote:...two categories

Don't the ones going right to edge make tyres harder to fit?
by SA_SA_SA
10 Apr 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why plastic rim tape edges not feathered?
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Why plastic rim tape edges not feathered?

Why are plastic rim tape edges not feathered? Surely this is an obvious improvement given that plastic is hard and may cut into the softer tube?
by SA_SA_SA
9 Apr 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TERN/DAHON Style folders:why fold with chain outside?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: TERN/DAHON Style folders:why fold with chain outside?

Their seems quite a bit of empty space in the middle of such bikes when folded hence I did.t consider that. The kingpin was so bulky avoiding the chain would seem worth it,,, The Dahon curve always seemed to ignore its one inherent advantage over a Brompton (other than price and fat tyres): it has n...
by SA_SA_SA
9 Apr 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TERN/DAHON Style folders:why fold with chain outside?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

TERN/DAHON Style folders:why fold with chain outside?

TERN/DAHON Style folders: why do they fold with chain outside: surely folding with chain inside would be a large improvement (keeps oily chain of folded bike away from legs/furniture etc).

ie like the Brompton, which if had covered that bit with a patent, said patent will have expired anyway.
by SA_SA_SA
1 Apr 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 74
Views: 10531

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Given the unknown future of 559 rims/tyres, has anyone fitted 24in (507mm) wheels to a biframe or montague?

would it reduce the folded size much?

Would the bottom bracket remain high enough?
by SA_SA_SA
1 Apr 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" wheels going out of fashion?
Replies: 99
Views: 6277

Re: 26" wheels going out of fashion?

zenitb wrote:...

Drat and double drat...
I was puzzled by what the difference between the zac19 and zac-2000 was though.
by SA_SA_SA
1 Apr 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can modern Sturmey NIG* AW 3 speeds be de-NIG-ed? (*NoIntermediateGear)
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Can modern Sturmey NIG* AW 3 speeds be de-NIG-ed? (*NoIntermediateGear)

...FWIW I am working on a hybrid internal, using modified parts from both types of AW. However this will (if it works....) have an NIG characteristic but be as simple as a non-NIG hub is (i.e. with four pawls inside the hub). Thanks, very interesting: I always presumed Sunrace would do something li...
by SA_SA_SA
1 Apr 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" wheels going out of fashion?
Replies: 99
Views: 6277

Re: 26" wheels going out of fashion?

simonhill wrote:just looking at the Ryde (formerly Rigida) website and see that they don't do the Sputnik in 26" (559) any more.

The similar rim would be the no eyelet Andra 30.

https://www.ryde.nl/rims-search--4-0-0--


Whats wrong with the Ryde 559 ZAC19 as used by taylor-wheels.de?
by SA_SA_SA
1 Apr 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can modern Sturmey NIG* AW 3 speeds be de-NIG-ed? (*NoIntermediateGear)
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Can modern Sturmey NIG* AW 3 speeds be de-NIG-ed? (*NoIntermediateGear)

Can modern Sturmey NIG* AW 3 speeds have this feature removed (ie the neutral reinstated) using only modern (i.e. SunRace/Taiwanese) parts? (*NoIntermediateGear)
by SA_SA_SA
13 Mar 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adult Stabilisers for ice?
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Adult Stabilisers for ice?

I fitted a studded front tyre as an insurance policy against unexpected ice: however when out on a day ride, expecting only small patches, I came across a concrete (up)hill section on an 'unclassified' country road, which was covered in solid ice: I stopped before it and walked up before heading bac...
by SA_SA_SA
10 Feb 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: pop can stove. how to.
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: pop can stove. how to.

by SA_SA_SA
5 Feb 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front lights again
Replies: 42
Views: 4394

Re: Front lights again

Not a daft question at all - afaictb all those I have seen are horizontally symmetrical. Thats because cycle paths alongside roads may result in cyclists cycling on the 'wrong side' of motor traffic: ie nearest the front passenger side*, thus needing a symmetrical beam to avoid dazzle. I presume it...
by SA_SA_SA
3 Feb 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Join moving Motorail trainsas alternative to Motorways
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Join moving Motorail trains as alternative to Motorways

...but what SA_SA_SA is talking about is road freight using the tunnel and the tunnel Vs the ferry and that isn't what was being discussed in PI. I understand the argument of road Vs rail, but that has nothing to do with the question of lorry drivers preferring the ferry. The volume of road freight...